Airport Authority Launches Interactive Map

2021-03-09T09:37:04-05:00

GIS Parcel Viewer Shows Land Available for Lease Punta Gorda, FL (March 8, 2021) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) has launched an interactive map for PGD AviEx to help streamline commercial and aviation development on airport land. The interactive GIS map was developed to help businesses identify parcels at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) most suitable for their development needs. All of the parcels available for lease, whether airside or landside, are in the Interstate Airport Park and enjoy business-friendly ECAP zoning guidelines. “We are excited to launch this interactive tool to help planners, developers and investors who are considering a Southwest Florida [...]

Airport Authority Launches Interactive Map2021-03-09T09:37:04-05:00

“View from the Tower” Now Online

2021-03-01T12:06:50-05:00

2020 Annual Summary While 2020 has been a challenging year, PGD has forged ahead with airport improvements and passenger enhancements. Be sure to check out our interactive PDF for a high-level summary of last year's operations, projects, finances, marketing and future developments – complete with photos, graphics and links for those that want to take a deeper dive. We appreciate all our airport stakeholders' continued engagement and support of our mission; serving the community and business through aviation. Return to PGD BUZZ

“View from the Tower” Now Online2021-03-01T12:06:50-05:00

Board Chair Guest Column: The Daily Sun

2021-03-05T12:25:50-05:00

James W. Herston, P.E. is Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Straight talk on Punta Gorda Airport’s future PUNTA GORDA (Feb. 28, 2021) - As Chair of the Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA) Board, I am pleased to connect with The Daily Sun readers. You’ve likely seen a flurry of news coverage over the past six months as the CCAA discussed potentially entering into the FAA’s Airport Investment Partnership Program (AIPP). I’d like to provide some clarification on discussions related to privatization and the Board’s structure, and invite you to stay engaged as [...]

Board Chair Guest Column: The Daily Sun2021-03-05T12:25:50-05:00

Snack Shack Now Open!

2021-02-10T14:35:22-05:00

Self-Serve Fresh & Frozen Food Vending Options Expanded Punta Gorda, FL (Feb. 10 2021) – The Snack Shack, a new public, self-serve vending and seating space, has opened just south of the Bailey Terminal at Punta Gorda Airport. The Snack Shack offers fresh and frozen vending options for travelers including ice cream, traditional snacks, cold beverages, hot brewed coffee blends, hot chocolate and tea. Fresh options like sliced apples, string cheese, lunchables and avocado toast are also available. An onsite microwave is a convenient way to heat up hot pockets, sausage and egg biscuits, cheeseburgers, and chicken sandwiches stocked for [...]

Snack Shack Now Open!2021-02-10T14:35:22-05:00

AeroGuard Partners with Hodges Offering Bachelor’s Degree

2020-12-11T15:46:59-05:00

Look! There’s a new bachelor’s degree in the sky! Hodges University has launched a bachelor’s degree concentration in aviation. Formally named the Bachelor in Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Aviation, it opens a pathway for students interested in becoming a commercial pilot. Hodges University is partnering with Part 141 Flight schools in Florida and around the country. “While students are in flight school, they can also enroll at Hodges University and earn their bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. John Meyer, president of Hodges University. “They can also earn a credit award for the pilot license itself, helping them complete their [...]

AeroGuard Partners with Hodges Offering Bachelor’s Degree2020-12-11T15:46:59-05:00

Airport Authority Reopens Runway 15-33

2020-10-13T11:51:22-04:00

Officials Celebrate with Ribbon Cutting Punta Gorda, FL (Oct. 12, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) signified the reopening of Runway 15-33 with a ribbon cutting today. Airport Authority Commissioners were joined by airport management, congressional staff, lead engineering consultants and contractors. In addition to a 593-foot extension that increased the runway length to 6,281 feet, the rehabilitation included resurfacing, grooving, painting and adding LED sustainable lighting. Blast pads were added at each end of the runway, and Taxiways E, A and D were realigned to be in compliance with FAA design standards. Runway 15-33 was closed [...]

Airport Authority Reopens Runway 15-332020-10-13T11:51:22-04:00

Airport Authority Announces Development of PGD AviEx

2020-09-30T10:05:41-04:00

Commissioners Break Ground on New Aircraft Ramp Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 30, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) recently broke ground on the first phase of Punta Gorda Airport’s Aviation Expansion Area, called PGD AviEx. The property is strategically located between Tampa and Miami in a Foreign Trade Zone at a small-hub commercial airport with utilities available and two direct connections to Interstate 75. PGD AviEx is the largely undeveloped tract of land parallel to Challenger Road where the Florida International Air Show was based the last few years. The runway-adjacent area is planned to become a [...]

Airport Authority Announces Development of PGD AviEx2020-09-30T10:05:41-04:00

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”

2020-09-21T15:57:49-04:00

Airport Authority Reminds Community to Recognize, Report Suspicious Activity Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 21, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) proudly supports Florida’s “If You See Something, Say Something®” (Florida See Say) Awareness Day on September 25 to help inspire, empower, and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. The Florida See Say campaign raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement. The National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) released a report in August 2020 on Mass Attacks in Public [...]

PGD Supports “Florida See Say”2020-09-21T15:57:49-04:00

James Parish Accepted into Leadership Florida

2020-08-14T13:06:30-04:00

PGD's CEO James W. Parish, P.E. PGD’s CEO Announced as Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class Member for 2020-2021 Punta Gorda, FL (Aug. 10, 2020) –  James W. Parish, P.E. is one of 55 new Cornerstone Class members identified by the Leadership Florida Selection Committee as “most likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Florida and individuals who are committed to making Florida a better place in which to live and prosper.” The Cornerstone Class was chosen to participate in a stimulating and thought-provoking nine-month educational program that consists of a series of two and three-day [...]

James Parish Accepted into Leadership Florida2020-08-14T13:06:30-04:00
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